IntroductionCamp river side in the Kauaeranga Valley, 3 km north of visitor centre.
- Rivers and lakes
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from stream
- Walking and tramping
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Maximum number of people is 50.
This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per night
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge. Sites may not be available if you do not book.
Check back here regularly for updates. A minimum of two weeks’ notice will be given.
Bookings are for a campsite in the Kauaeranga Valley – you can choose to camp at this particular campsite on arrival.
You can book for a maximum of 3 weeks.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
If you haven't booked and arrive when the visitor centre is shut
If you arrive after hours and wish to stay in one of the nine campgrounds you can pay by cash in the envelope provided at the visitor centre. The envelopes and dropbox are to the right of the main doors.
You can also pay using the online booking system.
Follow the Kauaeranga Valley Road from Thames for 14 km to the visitor centre. Hotoriori is the first campground on the left, 3 km north of Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1834095, N5890769
Latitude: -37.10016087, Longitude: 175.63419298
- Open through winter.
Mountain biking tracks start at the campsite.
Near to the Jasper Creek Walk.
There's a swimming hole called Emerald Pool close by on the river. It is lovely and clear and gets its name from the colour.